VIDEO: Discover Lewes and Newhaven’s “hidden gems”

Railway Land, Lewes SUS-150717-133010001
Railway Land, Lewes SUS-150717-133010001

Lewes District Council and interns from Plumpton College have created a series of “hidden gem” video clips to celebrate the wonderful wildlife havens on residents’ doorsteps.

These beautiful nature areas are managed by the council’s community rangers in partnership with local groups.

As part of a successful and productive collaboration with supported interns from Plumpton College, four “hidden gem” video clips have been written, produced and edited and are now available to view online.

They provide a visual taster of what the district has to offer residents and visitors, and showcase the most accessible nature reserves next to the biggest towns.

Councillor Rob Blackman, Leader of Lewes District Council, said: “These videos give a flavour of the wonderful green spaces the district has to offer. We are hoping visitors to will watch the videos and be inspired to explore these wildlife havens for themselves.

“It has been especially rewarding that students from Plumpton College and staff from Lewes District Council have produced high quality, interesting and informative videos in­house, with existing equipment.

“The skills and enthusiasm demonstrated by a handful of students and staff shines through. I am confident this is the beginning of a collaborative and productive arrangement that will highlight and publicise the wealth of nature and green spaces on offer to all.

“There are more videos to follow in the future.”

The “hidden gems” featured are Drove Park, in Newhaven, Bollens Bush, in Newhaven, The Railway Land, in Lewes, and Landport Bottom, in Lewes.

Daniel Fagan, one of the council’s rangers, said: “Being close to nature makes us happier, and here in the Lewes District nature is right on our doorstep.

“Our nature reserves are just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of our biggest towns – Newhaven and Lewes – yet they are teaming with wildlife just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.”

All the videos can be viewed at

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